Calabrese Broccoli (Brassica oleracea)
Italian immigrants brought this extremely popular variety to America in the late 1800s. Calabrese produces a tightly packed head up to 7-8” in diameter. After the head is harvested, side shoots form for ongoing harvest until frost. Crisp, sweet, and delicious!
- 200 Seeds Minimum
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Maturity: 70-90 days
- Direct sow ¼” deep 2-4 weeks before last frost date and or indoors in early winter for spring transplant. Repeat in midsummer for an autumn harvest. Plant or transplant in direct sun.
- Space plants 12-24” apart in rows 2 ½-3’ apart.
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I planted this in my garden early last spring, and it continued to produce broccoli until just a month ago when we got a super hard freeze!! I am beyond impressed.
Initially was disappointed in a smaller than expected center head, however, these plants produced side shoots all season long. No need for succession plantings!
Not only is this place the fastest shipping around. I'm amazed at how quickly this broccoli germinated! Very impressed!